3D Printing with the BLOOD OF SMURFS !!!

That’s right, made with real Smurfs !!! No, not really… but if you ever wondered what it would be like to give a hand job to Papa Smurf then get this stuff on your hand by accident… or on purpose if you’re so inclined.

Anywho, all kidding and joking aside, in my quest for an affordable 3D Printing Resin I found this by Rich-OPTO for $26.99 USD:

And so of course I got the blue because yeah, it’s probably the one color I haven’t actually printed in yet. Thus far I have to say, they claim that is’ low odor and I’ll be damned, I don’t smell anything but my FDM printer.

So here’s what Rich-OPTO says about their resin:

  • 【DIY Colors and Easy to Use】Rich-opto standard resin is easy to be used with high success rate. Resins can blend with each other, becoming your own color and effectively reducing resin waste.
  • 【High Precision and Quick Curing】This resin is the choice of many professional model enthusiasts as Great Precision and Quick Curing
  • 【Suitable for Most LCD 3D Printers and Industries】The resin can be used stably on most printers. Such as: AC, Ele, Nov. It is prominent in dentistry, jewelry, model printing and etc
  • 【Quality materials and lower odor】We use high quality raw materials with low odor
  • 【Quality and After-sales Guarantee】Our resin is developed and produced by our own laboratory. The quality can be fully guaranteed. Any after-sales questions will be answered within 24 hours.

And here’s the technical stuff they offer:

Color:Blue  |  Size:1kg

The fast UV-Curing resin is researched and developed by R&D team and verified by a dedicated organization to ensure its safety. The printed version of light resin has smooth surface, high stability, high precision, low shrinkage and good rigidity. And the toughness, impact resistance and flexibility are excellent. And is suitable for most 3D LCD printers.

Hardness: 80-85 D
Volume Shrinkage: 5-7%
Density: 1.10-1.15g/cm³
Flexure Strength: 75-85MPa
Shelf Life: 1 year
Wavelength: 405nm
Weight: 1000g
Color: blue
Way to Rinse:Clean with alcohol spray and air gun
Suitable for: LCD/DLP 3D Printer
Application: General modeling & Industrial prototype proofing

Shake well before use(3-5 Minutes)prohibiting the use of resin in places where there is a lot of sunlight

1. Always wear gloves and mask to avoid direct skin contact
2. Keep away from children, dust and direct sunlight
3. Recommended temperature 20°C – 25°C
4. Wash with plenty of water immediately if you get direct skin contact with resin
5. Do not pour the resin in the resin vat into the unused resin, do not leave the resin in the resin vat for a long time without use to avoid resin pollution affect the printing effect (long time without the resin can be introduced into airtight containers or sealed with plastic wrap shading save)

So I took this resin for a test drive in my new Anycubic Photon that I received today and it worked out great once I got through my setup of the printer. I like how well it cleans up and aside from it being REALLY REALLY slimy and blue, it’s a great resin in my opinion. Supports came away clean and it didn’t seem brittle at all, we’ll see how it does once the part cures.

Think I ran it with 50s bottom layers, 8s layer exposure and as I said, seems to have worked just fine. On their questions and reviews on the Amazon page you can see some people saying they ran it with 3s exposure times. Not sure I’m ready to go that low.

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